Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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Device stops playing for second approx. and then continue

Device stops playing for second approx. and then continue.

I checked the HDD in service mode - no reallocks and pending sectors were found. Is the damaged headphone jack could be the reason? I checked the hold button also - it's OK too.

Actually i'm using my ipod with portamp thru line-out, so this is why i haven't replaced dead jack with new one.

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Under what circumstances does it stop? How often does it do that? How much space of your hard drive are you using?


It stops playing randomly, but quite often. It doesn't matter am I walking or just sitting at the moment. There is about 100gb of freespace on my HDD. I've tried run my ipod with Rockbox firmware and got the same result.


Sometimes this is caused by the RAM of the iPod. Have you tried to restore it? Back-up your files first of course.


Yes, i've restored it then switched back to the native firmware from rockbox. Hope this is not a RAM otherwise i should replace the logic board.


Thanks for advice, will try to format it in fat32 instead exFat and then restore it in itunes...and replace dead jack of course. It's may be a point because the ipod could think that i plugged off the phonejack and stops playback. Smth. like a short circuit in schema.


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I don't think you are quite there yet, no reason to replace it already:) Try to format your drive and reinstall your music. The other thing that you do want to do is to repair your jack. The part is relatively inexpensive, that way you know that it is not related to your issue. The iDevice are a bit finicky when it comes to ribbon cables and feedback :-)

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